RayRay and I both spent (spend) a lot of our times surrounded by Spanish influenced tunes (thus our love for Juanes), so it would be shameful if we weren’t into the work of AJ Davila. He’s probably best known for his work with his friends from Puerto Rico, Davila 666, but he’s been stepping out on his own for quite some time; I caught two sets by him at this years SXSW. His new project, AJD y Terror Amor is releasing Beibi via Burger Records on November 4th, but they’ll also have a compilation for D. 666 titled Pocos Anos, Muchos Danos, collecting the group’s singles together. You can rock to a few tracks from each release below my friends.
You can’t go through a Monday without having a little bit of a pick-me-up, so I think this new tune from AJ Davila is the perfect way to give you a little bit of crunch as we struggle to start off our week. AJ is most well-known for his work in Davila 666, but he’s going it on his own right now to release Terror/Armor on February 18th via Nacional Records. It’s a number rooted in the history of rock n’ roll, with loud guitars reading out, touched up with a demonic vocal sample in the background. Simple and fun. Perfect for Monday afternoon listening.
It’s Monday, so you’ve got to kick things off with a nice rocker, so that’s why I’m offering you up this sweet little number from The Coathangers. The group’s running a split 7″ with friends, Davila 666, on a limited press from Suicide Squeeze, which will hit on April 17th. Just one listen to this and you’ll have enough energy to get yourself through the day–banging drums and stuttering sharp edged guitars always do it for me. If you dig this, be sure to keep an eye out for the group, as they’re one of thousands making their way to Austin for SXSW.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Smother.mp3]
Download:The Coathangers – Smother [MP3]
There is dust in every crevice…
…of my camera gear. Day three had a weird blend to it. Starting with an interview with WWPJ, We caught OBN III and Davila 666 at Black Stage followed by WWPJ’s set, Mate of State segued to MNDR and Austra. Jumpcut to Ted Leo,dial it back to dance party with Architecture in Helsinki, back up again for Hum and then Easing out with Black Lips and Slayer (?).
You know what is past the break.
Considering that two of the ATH writers have spent time living abroad in our past, how could we not support the movement of good rock n’ roll from our Latin American bretheren. So here you have Davila 666, a band from Puerto Rico, a band about to release their new album, Tan Bajo, next week here in the states. It’s a bit noisy, using rhythmic grooves to provide a nice bit of hyponitizing hooks for listeners. If you need help translating for this track, feel free to hit us up, as we swear we’re studied in Spanish. And, if you like what you hear, don’t only buy the record, go see the group in March when they come to Austin for SXSW.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/davilaregreso.mp3]
Download: Davila 666 – Esa Nena Nunca Regreso [MP3]